- Sun Dec 23, 2007 7:40 am
Its all marketing... but they might be on to something with taper of blank and the line, imo.... bet the next ones if they make anymore dont look like a damn eagle claw... Looking at bass gear and all, suprised they made it look so old/ugly looking.... but then again we are talkng about a group that likes standing out...Mike Icconelli for instance, is their poster boy, i think he is an obnoxious tool...... There are a few pros that have extensive flyfishing backgrounds also, but I would think grabbing one of these sages out of the rod box on tv might cause some sponsorship issues...
If i own one one of these sages, it will be one off ebay,etc.... people will buy them and not be able to fish them and sell them cheap... the bass guys are notorious about this with their rods and reels.
as far as using it in a tournament personally, I still cant figure out exactly when and what flies would get me the 5 bites in 8 hrs on Oconee that i would need to get a check..... The backbone and all is there, but i cant really figure out anything other than freak occasions that i would need to fish like this to win or place.... high pressure, maybe... and the mayflies although hatch for 3 months some years are not keyed on very long by the bass when you have so many shad... plus it would be an assload of blind casting, here anyway for the most part.... not all that much fun or productive..
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